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Seasonal Leaf Collection
Leaf vacuuming occurs during early April and between October and December. After these dates, leaves may still be set out in paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans with yard waste on your collection day.

Use the following map to determine your specific collection area and schedule. (View a full-size version of this map.)

 Fall 2016 Leaf Collection Schedule

 Area 1

Area 2 

Area 3 

Area 4

Area 5

 Oct 31 - Nov 4
Dec 5 - Dec 9

Nov 7 - Nov 11
Dec 12 - Dec 16

Nov 14 - Nov 18
Dec 19 - Dec 23

Oct 17 - Oct 21
Nov 21 - Nov 25

Oct 24 - Oct 28
Nov 28 - Dec 2




Leaf Collection Tips
Residents should rake leaves into the gutter or immediately adjacent to the pavement if no curb or gutter exists. Leaves can be raked out no earlier than one week prior to the scheduled collection week. This avoids the accumulation of leaves near and on the streets, which can lead to fire hazards or grass being damaged if left too long.

Limbs, rocks and other heavy objects must be removed, and leaves should not be placed in plastic bags. Residents who prefer to bag their leaves may place the leaves in biodegradable kraft paper bags and place them at the curb for collection on their regular weekly yard waste collection day.
If City Leaf Collection Crews are unable to complete an area during their collection week, crews will continue working on the unfinished portion on the following Saturday.

DO: Place leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on the collection dates. Sticks, grass clippings and all other objects must be removed from the leaf piles.

DO NOT: Place leaves at the curb after 6 a.m. on the final day of the scheduled collection.

DO NOT: Use any plastic bags. Biodegradable paper lawn bags are acceptable.

DO NOT: Dump leaves, grass clippings or other yard waste into storm drains, along stream banks or directly into streams. Although yard waste is biodegradable and may seem harmless, excess quantities can clog storm drains or cause blockages that contribute to localized flooding. Decomposing leaves can also release nutrients, stimulating algae blooms that lead to fish kills.

DO: Use alternatives methods for disposing of leaves such as mulching or composting. This saves collection and disposal costs and helps the environment. Some alternatives are to mulch your leaves or compost them. Free compost bins are available to Montgomery County residents and businesses.


Recycling and Refuse
questions, concerns, request a cart, report missed collections or schedule a special collection

Ph: 240-314-8568
Ph (TDD): 240-314-8137
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Hours
Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Animal Control
Removal of dead animals
Ph: 240-314-8930

City Police
Explosives and ammunition
Ph: 240-314-8900